Re: [DML] Accumulator area leak
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Re: [DML] Accumulator area leak



Man, I was just working on the same problem with my car today.  I was 
banging my head againsts the wall because it seemed like everything I did to 
fix the leak at the L shaped line did nothing to help stop it.  I'm not 
kidding.  I was under my car today for almost eight hours.  I finally stuck 
a small O-ring (same diameter as the pipe) around the pipe and connected the 
pipe back to the accumulator.  The moment of truth came when I turned that 
ignition, heard my fuel pump whirrr, looked under my car and viola,  no 
leak.  I gave it a 10 minute test drive and wasn't choking on gas fumes 
anymore.

Hope this helps...

Lingo #2034

> As by the title you can guess that Ive discovered a fuel leak under
> my car right where the accumulator is at. Ive gotten under there and
> investigated and found that is comming somwhere from the area of
> where the accumulator hooks upto the metal line that goes to the fuel
> filter. I went thru the archives to see what material I could find on
> anyone whos had this problem before, and yes I found that others ahve
> had the problem, so I know ill get a lot of responses back from the
> pros who have dealt with with in the past.
>
> The accumulator is a spealtauto replacment that is relativly new and
> was installed by a mechanic by its previous owner. The leak is
> dripping from the L shaped unit ( Figure 1 @
> http://jason.kitcarmagazine.com/delorean/fuelaccum.htm ) so im not
> quit sure its the metal hose intself but rather the figure 1 unit.
>
> If worse comes to worse then what if I have to replace the metal hose?
> what are my options here? just by looking at this I see no way how I
> can possibly just take the old metal hose out and remove it than feed
> a new one thru. I rather lost on this issue, the only thing ive done
> is attempt to tighten the 2 bolts on the figure 1 L shaped unit, alas
> no improvment from that. What should i be looking at here as far as
> damaged lines needing replacment, or likelihoods of methods to fix
> this without new lines.
>
> Josh Tidwell
> Vin: 04463




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